Otter runners up at British Water Polo champions

Otter ladies first team have won silver after going down 15-12 vs Liverpool Lizards in the final of the British championships. 

In a close match that saw both sides attack and defend well, Liverpool’s strong start proved decisive in their eventual victory over Super 5s Champions Otter (5-1, 3-4, 3-3, 4-4).

Liverpools Rachel Drabble opened the scoring and took advantage of a man-up to score her second of the quarter. Otter’s Sarah Benett replied but two goals from Liverpool’s Lauren Tasker and one from Liverpool Captain Fiona McCann meant they finished the quarter four goals ahead.

Good build up play, some cracking goals from Liz 'Turny' Dunn and movement in the pit gave Otter the edge in the second quarter with a 4-3 win. But a goal and penalty conversion from Liverpools Katie Hesketh gave the Lizards a lead of three at the end of the first half.

Otter came out fighting in the second half with four goals from Captain Lexi Higlett and some important saves from Goalkeeper Tracey Allen. The two teams were tied during the last two periods but Liverpool’s first quarter lead proved too great for the London club to come back from and the match finished 15 – 12.